On Sunday the NHL approved the contract between the St. Louis Blues and Wade Redden, but Redden still won’t be in the lineup for the Blues games against the Nashville Predators on Monday and the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. According to Andy Strickland, the soonest Redden would suit up in the note would be Thursday, January 24th in St. Louis against the Nashville Predators. The plan seems to be getting Redden into the Blues practices for a few consecutive days so that he can get a better feel on the St. Louis Blues system.
Sources are saying that it is likely for Redden to be paired with Alex Pietrangelo on the top defensive line. This would be an interesting fit, but could work well for the veteran. St. Louis looks willing to give him a chance to reclaim his career and show that he is still an NHL caliber defenseman.
On Saturday night the St. Louis Blues had paired Alex Pietrangelo with Ian Cole on a pairing that played pretty well together. Despite a few hiccups, it appeared that the two were capable of being a good pairing moving forward. Adding Redden to the roster though would add more NHL experience and a chance for Pietrangelo to get a mentor on and off the ice.
More to come as we have it.
LET’S GO BLUES!